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    1. Psychotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Topic Overview

      Psychotherapy may be effective for people who have severe pain caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Psychotherapy involves talking with a mental health professional about emotional and psychological problems that may trigger symptoms of IBS. Religious or spiritual advisers may offer similar help. Family therapy and support groups also may help in the treatment of IBS. Psychological ...

    2. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Guide - Home Treatment

      For most people who have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), home treatment may be the best way to manage the symptoms.

    3. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Guide - Symptoms

      An expert panel has outlined a list of symptoms common in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Doctors often use this list of symptoms, known as the Rome II criteria, to distinguish IBS from other intestinal problems.

    4. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Guide - When To Call a Doctor

      Irritable bowel syndrome may present a number of warning signs.

    5. Medical History and Physical Exam for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

      Medical and dietary historyTo determine whether your symptoms meet the criteria for diagnosing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), your doctor may ask you questions about:Recent stressful events in your life. Stress may be a strong indication that your symptoms may be caused by irritable bowel syndrome.Bowel function, including how many bowel movements you have per day or per week, whether you have ..

    6. Antidepressants for Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Topic Overview

      Antidepressants are used to treat depression,anxiety,or both by correcting imbalances in brain chemistry. For people who have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS),doses much lower than those usually used to treat depression can help relieve symptoms of IBS such as pain,bloating,and feeling like you are unable to pass a stool. 1 They may be used to treat chronic,unremitting abdominal pain that ...

    7. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Guide - Medications

      Medication may be used along with lifestyle changes to manage symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

    8. Coping With IBS

      There may not be a cure for irritable bowel syndrome, but there are ways to cope with its daily challenges. WebMD tells you more.

    9. 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

      Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a complex condition. Here are 10 questions to ask your doctor.

    10. Types of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

      There are three types of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), each with slightly different symptoms. Learn more about them here.

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